Yoga and Counseling
Yoga is an unbelievable, ancient GIFT.
I use yoga in therapy when clients are struggling with bodily sensations and want to learn how to modify their reactions to pain and suffering.
Yoga during therapy sessions may be as simple as using breathing exercises to help you relax and center yourself. Or it may mean some seated stretches and twists to work out that tension that keeps you from getting comfortable. And if you're game, it may mean stretching out the mat and doing some poses that relieve tension, build stamina, increase confidence, or challenge pre-conceived ideas about exactly what you're capable of.
Many studies show the beneficial effects of yoga for depression and anxiety. Some yoga practices greatly increase flexibility, stamina, and strength, in the physical sense. But here's the gift part...
Yoga has the same strengthening effect on the emotional self as it does on the physical self. You will become more resilient, more accepting, and more tolerant of discomfort through regular practice.
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